Sunday Worship

October 24, 2021

We gather for worship in the Kennicott Park facility (4434 S. Lake Park Ave.) each Sunday at 10:00 am. We practice social distancing and masks are required. Kid City is available during the sermon for Pre-K through Fifth graders. We also live stream our service below and on our Facebook page.

In order to maintain social distancing and leave space for our guests, we are limiting our capacity on Sunday mornings. Watch this short video for more about how we are doing this. In October we’ll organize the church by birth months. Group One will be odd months (January, March, May, etc.) and Group Two will be even months (February, April, June, etc.). For families and friendship pods, choose one person in your group and stick with their birth month for October. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Amy.

Today's sermon:

The Humility of the Human Condition
James 4:11-17
Valeri Chow Tao

Today's songs:



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S’mores at the Point | Saturday, October 23; 5:00 pm
Let’s do it one more time! Join us at one of the fire pits at Promontory Point. Sign-up  here to help hold a fire pit during the day on Saturday (they go fast!) or to bring firewood or s’mores ingredients.

Newcomers’ Lunch | Sunday, October 24; 12:30 pm
If you are newer to the church or haven’t been to one of our Newcomers’ Lunches, please join us today! We will meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) after the service. We will limit capacity to insure we can be socially distant. RSVP to Amy.

Trunk or Treat | Sunday, October 31; 3:00-5:00 pm
SAVE the DATE for our Second Annual Trunk or Treat! We will be combining with West Point Baptist. If you want to distribute candy via your trunk please fill out this form so we know how many volunteers we have. We’ll be in the parking lot beside the Ministry Center (3601 S. Cottage Grove) More details in this week’s newsletter.

Bible Study | Wednesdays, November 3, 10, 17; 6:30-8:00 pm
There’s plenty of room for more people! Please fill out this form if you plan on joining in-person. If you plan to join us virtually, register for our Zoom stream. We will have a short teaching and then our small groups will meet for 45 minutes for discussion, check-in and prayer for each other. We are meeting at West Point Baptist. Park in the parking lot where we held service this summer and enter the gray door on Cottage Grove (to the left of the main entrance). If you have questions, please email Won Kim, Director of Discipleship.

Fall Bike Ride | Saturday, November 6; 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Fall bike ride for all New Community riders! We’ll meet at the Ministry Center (3627 S. Cottage Grove)
Route 1 (intermediate riders) will be about 15 miles, round trip, on the Lake Shore trail. 
Route 2 (easy riders) will be about 6 miles on the Lake Shore trail. This will be a relaxed ride, good for kids and casual riders. It will probably include a stop at the 31st St Beach playground.

Both groups will meet up at the Spoke and Bird (E 18th St and S Indiana). After some refreshment we will ride back to the Ministry Center together.
Contact Doren or Kevin with questions or if you need to borrow a bike. Let’s get outside for this last ride together before we have to put the bikes away for the season!

2022 Strategic Plan Meetings
Feedback Session | Sunday, November 7; 1:00-2:00 pm
The Leadership Team will present the updated plan and have time for questions and feedback.

Annual Congregational Meeting | Sunday, December 12; after service – time TBD
Join us as we vote on the Strategic Plan for 2022. Everyone is welcome. Members, please plan on being there.

NCO Volunteer Opportunity
Harvest & Distribute –Sign up to harvest & distribute on Saturdays (8:30am-11:00am, or however long you can stay) and support NCO’s efforts to provide free, fresh produce to our Bronzeville neighbors. We especially need volunteers in October!

Young Life Volunteer Opportunity
Are you interested in mentoring high school or middle school kids with Young Life South Side Chicago? Ready to be as impacted as you make an impact? Looking for Christian community? Consider volunteering by filling out this form and we will get back to you!

Opportunities for Social Connection
1) Opt in by texting “social” to 94000 to receive text alerts about last-minute opportunities for fellowship.
2) Text your ideas for social events to Jair Pinedo, 503-804-3228. 
3) For other opportunities, announcements, or needs, join the church Google Group by emailing or emailing Amy and she will add you to the group.

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